The Jarrett-Garbarek collaboration - one of those perfect-sync situations.

Keith Jarrett Quartet – Live In Hannover – 1974 – Past Daily Downbeat

The Jarrett-Garbarek collaboration - one of those perfect-sync situations.

The Jarrett-Garbarek collaboration – one of those perfect-sync situations.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Keith Jarrett Quartet, live in Hannover, Germany – April 18, 1974 – NDR

Over to Hannover Germany this weekend for a concert by the Keith Jarrett Quartet, featuring the legendary collaboration with Jan Garbarek, as it was recorded at the NDR Funkhouse in Hannover on April 18, 1974.

Most Jarrett aficionados no doubt have this concert, via one of the many sources available. I don’t know if it’s been officially released. It would be wonderful if it was.

It’s truly a special concert recorded during a particularly memorable period in the Keith Jarrett legacy, both as  group leader and soloist. One of the things I love about Jazz is the same thing I love about Classical Chamber Music – that “thinking as one” has always had immense appeal to me. And it’s the seamless interactions between musicians that transcends notes, and becomes an eloquent expression of effortless thought.

In short, you can climb into this concert and stay here for hours.

And on a Sunday, that sounds just about perfect.

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